Live Boxing Results Tonight: Morrell vs. Agbeko

By Will Arons - 12/16/2023 - Comments

WBA “regular” super middleweight champion David Morrell (10-0, 9 KOs) destroyed Sena Agbeko (28-3, 22 KOs) by a second round knockout on Saturday night on Showtime’s final boxing broadcast after 37 years at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The 25-year-old Morrell used his power and size to hammer an overmatched Agbeko. In the second round, Morrell hurt the 31-year-old Agbeko with huge shots, forcing the fight to be halted by the referee. The time of the stoppage was at the 1:43 mark.

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Undercard results for tonight’s action will be shown below.

– In the chief support bout, Jose “Rayo” Valenzuela (13-2, 9 KOs) destroyed Chris Colbert (17-2, 6 KOs) by a highlight reel sixth round knockout in a WBA lightweight title eliminator.  Valenzuela landed a monstrous right hook to the head of Colbert in the sixth, sending him down face-first on the canvas. The fight was then stopped. Time of the stoppage was at 1:46. Earlier this year, Colbert beat Rayo Valenzuela by a controversial ten round split decision. Tonight, Rayo got his get-back.
– Former world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (38-6-1, 20 KOs) defeated Andre Berto (32-6, 24 KOs) by a ten round unanimous decision in their long-awaited rematch.

Guerrero looked surprisingly good for a 40-year-old who had not fought for two years. The scores were 98-92, 98-92, and 99-91. Berto & Guerrero fought in 2012 in a fight that was won by ‘The Ghost’ by a one-sided but exciting twelve round decision.

– In an impressive performance from former WBA 140-lb champion Alberto Puello (22-0, 10 KOs), he outboxed and outworked the tough Ector Madera (11-1, 6 KOs) by an eight round unanimous decision.

The 29-year-old Puello, who hadn’t fought since his victory over Batyr Akhmedov last year, dominated Madera, winning by the judges’ scores of 80-72, 80-72, 79-73.

– Middleweight Kyrone Davis (18-3-1, 6 KOs) edged Cruse Stewart (8-3, 6 KOs) by a narrow eight round unanimous decision. The scores were 77-75, 77-75, and 77-75.

– Light heavyweight Lawrence King (14-1, 12 KOs) showed off his power tonight, destroying Alex Theran (23-13, 15 KOs) by a fourth round knockout.

– Middleweight Joey Spencer (17-1, 10 KOs) schooled Marcelo Fabian Bzowski (11-25-4), winning a one-sided six round unanimous decision by the scores 60-54, 60-54, and 60-54.

Super middleweights David Morrell & Sena Agbeko will square off tonight in Showtime’s final act in the main event as the broadcaster ends its boxing coverage after 37 years.

Morrell (9-0, 8 KOs), the 25-year-old WBA ‘regular’ super middleweight champion, makes defense against Agebeko (28-2, 22 KOs) in the event that starts at 9:00 p.m. ET from Minnesota.

The entertaining Jose ‘Rayo’ Valenzuela (12-2, 8 KOs) will look to avenge his loss from last March against Chris Colbert (17-1, 6 KOs) in a WBA lightweight title eliminator in the twelve round chief support bout on tonight’s card. Colbert beat Valenzuela by a ten round split decision in a fight that many boxing fans viewed as a robbery.

Morrell wanted to make a bigger splash in Showtime’s curtain call tonight by taking on ‘The Mexican Monster’ David Benavidez, but he was turned down.

That would have been a far bigger fight than Benavidez’s recent dismal went against a washed 35-year-old Demetrius Andrade on November 25th, which reportedly brought in only 60K PPV buys on Showtime.

“No, Benavidez is talking. It’s not really. It’s bulls***. I didn’t say nothing because I don’t care,” said David Morrell to 210BoxingTv, reacting to team Benavidez saying he recently turned down a fight against WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol.

It was strange how Benavidez was eager to see Morrell move up to 175 to take on Bivol for his WBA light heavyweight title rather than fighting him. That would have been the logical thing for him to do rather than wanting Bivol to be the one who fought Morrell.

“Everybody is thinking I said no to Bivol. I know Bivol. He’s in the world junior competition and in my weight too. No, I never fought him. Yeah, I watched him. Easy,” said Morrell when asked how a fight between him and Bivol would play out.

“I like the guys from this country. Kazakhstan. For me, in my amateur career, every fight is with these guys. I know everybody in these countries. I respect everybody. These guys are strong, Kazakhstan and Russia.

“Yeah, of course, 100%,” said Morrell when asked if his style is perfect for fighters from Russia and Kazakhstan. Now, it’s better. I have the coaches and the conditioning. I have everything. In the amateurs, it’s only three rounds. Now, it’s twelve, so it’s different. You have more time to change the fight,” said Morrell.